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    Quote Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
    Man, who knew that it was possible to make deciding on a pedal so difficult? I needed to pick up two sets of pedals. One for my Transition Bottlerocket and one for my Transition Double. I didn't want to go super cheap, but I also didn't want to spend more than $150 total for both sets (including tax and shipping). So after doing a bunch of digging around between this thread and other searches, I ended up grabbing one of each of these sets:

    Moove Torque (Thru Pin) ($64usd shipped)


    I figured the Torque would be similar to the Deity Decoys I had in the past and really liked, but with thru pins instead of grub screws.
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    Finally got to ride these pedals yesterday and it was a very very muddy day. Lots of turns with very soupy and peanut buttery mud. It was pretty gross out on the trails.

    And these pedals were awesome! Along with my FiveTen Line Kings, not a pedal was slipped. It was super easy to readjust my foot, but I felt like I was still locked into it. I had a couple pedal strikes and the pins/body show no signs. tbh, they were slow speed strikes so I wouldn't expect much to have happened.

    So, compared to the Deity Compounds, I prefer them because of the concaveness. The other night, I was just messing around in the neighborhood and got on both of my bikes back to back. The flatness of the Compounds seemed more pronounced. It felt like I was standing on the spindles rather than on the full platform of the Torques. I didn't feel like there was any less grip. My feet definitely stick well to the Compounds, but it felt like I was more on top of the pedal instead of "in" the pedal.

    In terms of being locked to the pedal, the Deity Decoys have more grip. At the same time, its easier to readjust your foot on the Torques. I don't know if its a difference between the grub screws and the thru-pins. I may pick up a pair of the Torques with grub screws just for comparison.

    Given a choice between the Deity Decoy, Compound, or Moove Torques and if pricepoints were exactly the same, I'd take the Decoys. Wide platform and ultra grippy. Given that we're in the real world, I'd be fine with saving a couple dollars and getting the Torques. Its only a difference of $30 shipped, but it counts as something.

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    so my stock pedals broke yesterday on my 2013 specialized hardrock.
    went through this thread and a facebook conversation at the local bike club.
    i ended up going with Wellgo mg1 pedals. i wanted red or white or some cool loud color but amazon prime only had black ones and i want them for this weekend so i had to go black.
    time to bust out the spray paint

    also didnt want to spend more than 50 bucks on some pedals. i ride on the road more than i go mountain biking and i have a cheap bike. no need to go crazy with pedals. got them for 35 bucks on amazon with 2 day prime shipping. ill post how i liked them when i ride with them.

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    I just got a pair of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They are light and overall fantastic for a price.

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    Superleo, post a pic of your spray painted pedals and let us know how they hold up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Superleo, post a pic of your spray painted pedals and let us know how they hold up!
    lol i was messing around earlier but im actually considering it now.

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    Those look pretty sweet. I wonder if they are concave or not. Also seems like they're huge at 100x108.

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    Yep. The design looks really good, and the price is right, and they're pretty light, but I dunno about the size.

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    Just ordered my Airborne Goblin now I need to order some pedals I don't do any crazy riding mostly pavement and basic trails but want something durable and reliable and preferably in green I weigh 220 Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyhill View Post
    Just ordered my Airborne Goblin now I need to order some pedals I don't do any crazy riding mostly pavement and basic trails but want something durable and reliable and preferably in green I weigh 220 Thanks in advance

    i like my ano-green DMR vaults. little expensive, but ive had no issues. they grip really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    Yep. The design looks really good, and the price is right, and they're pretty light, but I dunno about the size.
    Did you order these or just checking them out. I want to know if theyre concave. I emailed origin8 to ask, but no response. After riding my moove e torque pedals, I like the feel of a concave pedal vs. The flatness of the deity compounds. There's plenty of grip but the feel is just different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojotherider View Post
    Did you order these or just checking them out. I want to know if theyre concave. I emailed origin8 to ask, but no response. After riding my moove e torque pedals, I like the feel of a concave pedal vs. The flatness of the deity compounds. There's plenty of grip but the feel is just different.
    I've just been window shopping, all I have is the pictures on Amazon.

    What concave pedals do you like? I've only had flat pedals, but concave does seem like a good idea.

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    try out saint
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    I've just been window shopping, all I have is the pictures on Amazon.

    What concave pedals do you like? I've only had flat pedals, but concave does seem like a good idea.
    I like the deity decoys or the move torques. I think most platforms are concave and a few are flat.

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    Shinamo PD-MX30 and PD-MX80 are doubly concave and are a very comfortable shape. I tried out plastic pedals with plastic pins and decided that grip isn't enough for me: hence I will unbox Saints for my next project.

    Meanwhile, my Straitline AMPs with Superstar aluminum pins are trucking along nicely. They look worn but the grip is enough. Still running the same set of bushings, although they will need replacement soon. Though I have to confess that I started to find their lack of platform disturbing. That, and they are a bit too close to cranks for me.
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    Podium 2's kick ass, they have tons of grip.

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    Rom3n, can you tell us about that 2 piece axle Podium 2 have?
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    Nice Rom3n! I just got my Point1 first generation pedals back from local racer, Ian M. It's my second pedal rebuild in 2 years, it's the tiny outer bearings that explode. I just love the pedals and easily have 5,000+ miles of singletrack, fireroad, gravel, commuting usage on them.

    Also, there is an MTBR thread on the AEST pedals I posted above: Superlight AEST platform pedals
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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    I've just been window shopping, all I have is the pictures on Amazon.

    What concave pedals do you like? I've only had flat pedals, but concave does seem like a good idea.
    I've been liking the Moove Torque pedals. I think a couple other companies rebrand this same pedal (not sure who the original manufacturer is). Superstar Nanotechs are the same thing and I know I've seen other versions. I'll probably order another set of the Torques in green to match my handlebars and move my black set to my other bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    Rom3n, can you tell us about that 2 piece axle Podium 2 have?
    Supposed to add strength, we'll see how they hold up but they do have very good grip and feel. Coming from my spanks which I really like these have more grip which I was looking for.

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    I wonder how do they look if taken apart..
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    VP Harrier

    Has anyone had a chance to ride these yet? They look nice!

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    120mm X 110mm X 12mm

    Those harrier pedals are huge! Is there any other pedal that big?

    Edit: Looking a little closer, I don't think the "effective" width is as huge. The pedal will go almost all the way to the crank. Most pedals have more of the spindle out there. It'll probably still be a 110x110 pedal, so still really big.

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    Good review on the Saints... not the lightest, not the thinnest... but they are indeed bombproof... love mine (took the spacers out day 1)

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    I took these AEST magnesium / titanium pedals for a spin today...



    That picture was poached from an earlier post in this thread. You can also find them on ebay if you search for "aest magnesium titanium." With steel axles they're $40 shipped from Hong Kong, but titanium only brings them up to $60 shipped.

    They are really light. The ebay ad says 160 grams / pair. (EDIT: other ebay ads, for apparently the same pedals, say 172 or 156 grams. I never weighed mine.) I never really paid attention to pedal weight before, but pulling these out of the box was a surprise. They just weigh so little, it's weird. Of course regular pedals can't add a ton of weight to a bike, so the savings from lighter pedals can't ever be huge, but these are impressively light.

    There are six regular pins on each side, plus a peg in the middle that sticks up the same amount as a regular pin, but isn't threaded (it might be an artifact of the casting process). The bearings seem fine, I couldn't feel any slop and they spin freely.

    And they ride just fine. They are pedals, and they are sticky enough with my 5.10 shoes, so there isn't much else to say. They are a little bit on the small side, especially front-to-back, but I like that because it makes it very obvious exactly where the pedal is under my foot.

    I slightly prefer the feel of HG AX01s, which are slightly narrower, but I'm going kinda weight-weenie on my slopestyle bike so these are on it to stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom3n View Post
    Podium 2's kick ass, they have tons of grip.

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    Quick follow up on these. I transferred these to my new Nomad and like my SOLO it has a low BB so pedal strikes are to be expected from time to time. The pedal has been very good with tons of grip but I have sheered off about 6 pins as they are pretty fragile. They come out easy and mine came with a pack of replacements but something to keep in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    You can also find them on ebay if you search for "aest magnesium titanium." With steel axles they're $40 shipped from Hong Kong, but titanium only brings them up to $60 shipped.

    They are really light. The ebay ad says 160 grams / pair. (EDIT: other ebay ads, for apparently the same pedals, say 172 or 156 grams. I never weighed mine.)

    [....]
    Somebody once said, "strong, light, cheap: pick two."

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    That was from what I felt was a pretty light pedal strike.

    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.
    When it slices your calf open when you next lose the pedal, will it still ride fine then?

    Jagged metal edge and missing chunks of platform is a total failure to me, not safe to ride anymore.

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    I ride with integrated knee/shin guards, so that's not a big concern. Haven't had shinburger since I started using them.

    I guess it couldn't hurt to bust off that remaining tab and Dremel the edges though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    Somebody once said, "strong, light, cheap: pick two."

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    That was from what I felt was a pretty light pedal strike.

    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.
    I just destroyed mine today:


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    Pretty solid rock-strike, but my foot didn't come off the pedal. I've hit them a few times, so it may have been weakened. I may get one of the larger AEST versions, it served well for about 6 months, I'll have spare axles/brngs (if they all use the same axle, I believe they do..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shupack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    Somebody once said, "strong, light, cheap: pick two."

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    That was from what I felt was a pretty light pedal strike.

    It still rides fine, so we'll see how long the rest of the pedal lasts.
    I just destroyed mine today:


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    Pretty solid rock-strike, but my foot didn't come off the pedal. I've hit them a few times, so it may have been weakened. I may get one of the larger AEST versions, it served well for about 6 months, I'll have spare axles/brngs (if they all use the same axle, I believe they do..)
    I'm a little surprised anyone would look at those pedals and think, "yeah, they'll last." I guess for some riders and some trails but I wouldn't even put those on my bike if someone gave them to me. YMMV

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    I didn't expect 10 years out of them, but more than a few months.

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    yea I'm the kind of rider that will pedal strike during climbs on purpose. Dainty parts don't have a place on mountain bikes. there should be nothing svelte about them.

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    I almost never get pedal strikes, so the flimsy look didn't bother me... Apparently, it should have. I got paranoid about pedal strikes after a nasty one sent me over the bars three or four years ago, I think I've only had one since. But I was coming to stop when this one happened (like I said, light strike) so I wasn't thinking about pedal clearance.

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    Firefly custom platform pedal.

    You can dremel off those edges of the butterfly shaped AEST pedalso the pedal edge is a "V". My friend did that with his XT touring pedals and look good.

    Any one use these pedals from Firefly's build? They appear custom five piece assembled (that carbon fiber cage edge must create a hotspot like a track bike pedal). Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...-carbon-plated-pedal-firefly.jpg
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    I picked up another set of Moove Torques to match my bars and chainring.


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    Specialized now makes flats. not sure if that has been mentioned or not yet.
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    I just picked one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...uct_refresh_T1

    Only 345grams. One positive review (which could have come from the vendor itself). For $44.20, I'll give it a try.

    I want orange because it matches my anodized orange Santa Cruz Superlight but I think the VP-001 looks great in the anodized orange and probably matched my bike better than the one I just bought.

    But it's lighter and slightly cheaper so I'll give it a try.

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    GaryH, these look like the ones I broke an axle on (fatigue failure, axle broke just outboard of the bushing). Bodies look the same so I presume the axles are just as thin. I may be wrong of course. Axles in mine were the same general shape, but had less material, than Nukeproof Neutron or NS Aerial Pro axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    GaryH, these look like the ones I broke an axle on (fatigue failure, axle broke just outboard of the bushing). Bodies look the same so I presume the axles are just as thin. I may be wrong of course. Axles in mine were the same general shape, but had less material, than Nukeproof Neutron or NS Aerial Pro axles.
    Thanks J. Random. Thats the type of input I'm looking for. Thanks for making me aware of the issue. Do you have any pics?
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    No pics unfortunately. I forgot where I put the pedals once the axle broke..
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    I got a set of Diety Compounds, very impressed. Light, good grip, I'm thinking about adding pins, but more likely it's time for better shoes....
    My bike MCA kinda climbs like a billy-goat. WOO WOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shupack View Post
    I got a set of Diety Compounds, very impressed. Light, good grip, I'm thinking about adding pins, but more likely it's time for better shoes....
    I've been riding 2 sets of Deity Compunds for a couple of seasons now and I can't really find any fault to them. They are great pedals! I use 5.10 Spitfire's and Linekings. In the winter on my fatbike I use a pair of generic hiking boots.

    Make sure you tighten the pins before you use them, and periodically after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69tr6r View Post

    Make sure you tighten the pins before you use them, and periodically after that.
    thanks for the tip, I'll check them tonight.
    My bike MCA kinda climbs like a billy-goat. WOO WOO!

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    Who would've thought that picking pedals was to be such a pain in the ass lmaoooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by evercycling View Post
    Who would've thought that picking pedals was to be such a pain in the ass lmaoooo
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    Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...

    So, the deity compounds are stronger than X0 cranks...


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    Ouch.

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    kragu, how did that happen? A rock strike?
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    My new hot pink Canfield Crampons. Replacing my Gussets.
    Thinner, lighter and grippier. Perfect colour match for my rear triangle

    Tested them last weekend and I was impressed with much these outperformed my old pedals. My feet remained firmly planted on the platforms on runs that were heavily gnar. (and where in the past my feet sometimes would lose contact)

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